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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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An Updated Message to our Customers - Recall of South Korea Shellfish



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -June 1, 2012 - On Friday, May 25, 2012, at the end of the business day, the FDA issued a Constituent Update on shellfish from Korea. This update supplemented an announcement released on May 18th, clarifying that canned product (now in addition to fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea) was considered adulterated. The Constituent Update includes the statement that no U.S. illnesses from the consumption of Korean shellfish have been reported in 2012.

In light of the FDA Update of May 25th, effective immediately, Crown Prince is notifying all of its wholesalers to suspend shipments and retailers to remove South Korean shellfish from their shelves. The affected products are:

Item UPC 0 73230 00052 2 – Crown Prince Whole Boiled Oysters
Item UPC 0 73230 00852 8 – Crown Prince Natural Whole Boiled Oysters
Item UPC 0 73230 00851 1 – Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters in Olive Oil
Item UPC 0 73230 00866 5 – Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters with Chili Pepper

This only affects oysters from South Korea. No other Crown Prince items or countries of origin are affected by this recall.

It is the understanding of Crown Prince that negotiations between the South Korean and U.S. governments have been escalated and additional information will be provided in the near future. The President of Crown Prince Seafood, Dustan Hoffman will be traveling to South Korea at the end of the week to further investigate this matter. Please quarantine the product and contact Crown Prince at  800-423-4676 or orderpw@crownprince.com for return instructions pending a final decision. Please continue to check the Crown Prince website for the most current updates. 

Crown Prince Seafood appreciates your continued trust and patronage.


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